Just over a year ago, we told you about Carl Reese’s mad cross-continental cannonball ride. Now, he’s setting his sights on a new record.
Reese’s 2016 record saw him crossing the US in 38 hours, 49 minutes on a BMW K1600 GT. The previous record for the Los Angeles-New York City run was was 42 hours, set by George Egloff in 1983.
This time around, Reese is aiming at a record off public roads. He’s trying to break the previous 24-hour motorcycle distance record, but he’s doing in on a banked oval track. Currently, South African Matthew McKelvey holds the record of 3,256.5 km over 24 hours. Reese hasn’t stated just how far he expects to ride, but obviously, he wants to top that number when he sets out on February 25.
Will he pull it off? Reese has certainly set a pattern of blowing up long-distance records, on four wheels and two. Apparently, he plans to wear a catheter to make this stunt work, and eat while riding (no word on whether he’ll sleep while riding too). On Feb. 25, you should be able to follow along on his website to see if it actually all comes together.